by Druidess of DisirGood shielding techniques should, in my personal opinion, be one of the first fewessential lessons for those seeking to learn how to sense and use their own personalenergies and the energies present in the world around them. And so I offer my owntechniques and experiences on this very important basic lesson.Most good shielding requires the student have some aptitude at and knowledge of visualization techniques, which may be combined with meditation. Basic energy sensingand manipulation is also helpful, although not necessarily required. Both are beyond thescope of this essay.
Importance of Shielding
I cannot stress enough the importance of good shielding techniques. Opening oneself tobe able to feel and manipulate internal and external energies can also leave onevulnerable to attack and influence of directed and undirected energies. Below are a fewexamples of “directed and undirected energies”:
Car salesmen (or any salespeople, for that matter) are notorious schmooze artists.Part of their innate charisma is a natural ability (subconscious or not) toenergetically push their will upon their customers. This would also apply to anysuccessful con artist. A good shield on the part of the customer may cause somevexation to the salesman who is unable to convince him to buy more than he canafford.
Most people at one time or another have had the experience of walking into aroom just after a heated argument has occurred. Even though they may not havewitnessed or heard the fight, and the people in the room were acting friendlytoward each other, a good number of people will say they can “feel the tension inthe air” and may actually be more prone to hostility after entering the room. Thiscan be thought of as psychic residue, and can strongly affect some people. Thesame could be said for a space in which any emotionally charged event hasoccurred. Shielding can help keep such free-floating energies from having anunwanted effect.
There are quite a number of people who, through either natural ability or goodtraining, can sense details about other people. That is, people who can psychically“read” another person if that person is not well shielded. Conversely, nearlyeveryone could probably come up with the names of a few people who neverseem to let on what they’re truly thinking. They are “unreadable” and probablyvery well shielded through either innate ability or practice.
There are some people who are so negative that they drain other people mentally,emotionally, physically and psychically. Almost everyone can probably think of at least one friend or acquaintance who can ruin the best day and make them feeltired or even physically ill. Effective shielding can reduce or eliminate this effect.